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Hi. I recently bought a brand new laptop. I've had it for about 3 weeks.


I noticed the problem that I'm about to describe yesterday. And then again today, 3 times so far.


I use Google Chrome as my browser. The issue is this. I'll be browsing, reading the news or something else that has nothing to do with downloading files or anything. And I notice at the bottom left Chrome telling me that a file called setup.exe is downloading, and then (about a second later), that it has downloaded.


I've been deleting the downloaded setup.exe file each time. Once, out of curiosity, I ran it and it asked me to install Delta Search Toolbar or something. I closed the installation window and deleted the setup file.


This is from Chrome's Download history:


For the last link, "4ac" goes after "7fdd", where the ellipses are.


I ran a quick, then a full scan in Malwarebytes and nothing turned up. I have AVG as my antivirus and it has shown nothing lately. The only program that I have downoaded lately is Tether (tether.com), which lets you tether from your phone. I've used the program in the past on other computers with no problem and all of its reviews etc. seem legit.


I've had no other symptoms of a virus or malware or anything of the sort. This is such an odd little problem. Any thoughts?

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Hello etroupas! My name is Borislav and I will be glad to help you solve your malware problem.

Please note:

  • If you are a paying customer, you have the privilege to contact the help desk at Consumer Support. If you choose this option to get help, please let me know.
  • I recommend you to keep the instructions I will be giving you so that they are available to you at any time. You can save them in a text file or print them.
  • Make sure you read all of the instructions and fixes thoroughly before continuing with them.
  • Follow my instructions strictly and don’t hesitate to stop and ask me if you have any questions.
  • Post your log files, don't attach them. Every log file should be copy/pasted in your next reply.
  • Do not perform any kind of scanning and fixing without my instructions. If you want to proceed on your own, please let me know.
Did you visit the same website when the file starting download? Please follow the instructions here and then post the log files in your next reply.


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